Look at how disgusted he is by the very notion that she could touch his hair too without permission

Pay close attention folks.

VERY close attention folks.

This is the nature of everyone else vs. black people’s hair summed up in two gifs.

You touch ours willy-fucking nilly but are repulsed when someone DARES to invade your precious boundaries. I see you double standard, I fucking see you. 

The body language says it all…. I myself have the privilege of being the big scary looking black man so I have only had one interaction of this “petting” with another adult (21yrs ^) in regard to my hair since I started my Locs. Since I follow plenty of natural sisters I get y’all’s accounts of these incidences and to deal with this on a regular basis I honestly don’t see how y’all do it.

This really pisses me off. SO FUCKING MUCH.

Black people are human beings, NOT animals at a petting zoo. Keep your fucking hands to yourself.

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Ran a handwriting workshop at @ppw_dc yesterday. Fun times.

The past week was long and hard. Friday in particular was shitty for reasons I don’t really want to go into. However, this weekend is kind of making up for it. While I initially didn’t want to leave my house at all, I had a workshop to run at Pleasant Plains, where I am a resident artist. It actually turned out to be a lot of fun. Afterwards I got my hair done did (yay for protective styling that’s also super stylish), and also discovered August Alsina via my hair stylist’s music choices, got some beer, made a peach-tomato-spinach salad and chilled out the rest of the night. This is my version of self-care.

“Who is you?!”
— Age old question to a person assuming more authority/credibility than they should in the African American community (via blackproverbs)

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"3S" t-shirt by RAW by Ashley Brielle

John // 29 // Washington, DC

I know this dude.

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Jim Goldberg.  U.S. 1.  New Haven, Connecticut.

A bunch of us have been hanging out in New Haven this year during Jim Goldberg’s and Donovan Wylie’s residencies at Yale.  This weekend, the New York Times stops by to talk to Jim about the new edition of Rich and Poor, his hometown, and the concept of place in the American imagination

“I regret being scared. I regret wasting time thinking I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t deserve a seat at the table. You do belong and your voice is worthy. Say it to yourself in the mirror every morning if you have to, but don’t ever forget it.”

Jenna Wortham, reporter, New York Times, to Buzzfeed. 39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color.

Buzzfeed asks twenty established writers what advice they’d give to those breaking into the industry.

Here are the questions:

  • What piece of advice would you, as a writer of color, give to burgeoning writers/journalists of color?
  • What do you know now about being a writer of color that you wish you’d known when you first started?
  • Is there anything you did as a writer starting out that you now regret?

Read through for the answers.

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Call for entries: Bronx Documentary Photographers Group Show

Deadline: Friday, July 25th, 11:59pm 2014

Guest Curator: Sandra Stevenson, New York Times photo editor and BDC board chairperson will curate the exhibition.

In September, 2014 the Bronx Documentary Center will exhibit a group show featuring Bronx-based documentary photographers and photojournalists.This exhibition will display the depth, range and passion of socially engaged documentarians covering our borough. 

Eligibility: Bronx-based documentary photographers and photojournalists. 

Submission Guidelines: Submit up to 15 images via wetransfer only to: Each image file should be 1-2mb.  Please zip any folders.All images must have applicants name in the title along with full caption information.

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